On lazy weekend afternoons in the spring, I like to watch baseball movies. Here is a list of a few full movies available to stream online. The films on YouTube are free to anyone, Netflix requires a monthly subscription.YouTube:
1. Soul of the Game (1996)
2. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
3. Bingo Long Travelling All Stars and Motor Kings(1976)
4. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
10. Up for Grabs (2009) – The absurd true story of the legal battle over Barry Bonds’ record setting 73rd home run ball.
9. Headin’ Home (1920) – The “true story” of baseball great Babe Ruth; Ruth plays himself.
8. Boys of Summer (2010) – Documentary film on the subject of Curacao’s little league team that competed in the LL World Series seven consecutive years.
7. The Perfect Game (2009) – Dramatization of the story of Monterrey, Mexico’s 1957 Little League World Series team.
6. Knuckleball! (2012) – A documentary about baseball’s most interesting pitch. Tim Wakefield‘s career is studied.
5. ESPN 30 for 30: Silly Little Game (2010) – The true story of how the invention of “Rotisserie” Baseball led to the billion dollar fantasy sports industry.
4. Bull Durham (1988) – You just got lesson number one: don’t think; it can only hurt the ball club.
3. Ballplayer – Pelotero (2011) – Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.
2. ESPN 30 for 30: Little Big Men (2010) – The 1982 Kirkland, Washington Little League team captured hearts and inspired a nation.
1. Ken Burns: Baseball (1996) – The celebrated documentarian Ken Burns gives us a nineteen-hour documentary on the history of the sport. Required viewing for every fan.